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Poem: Missing Comforts

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"What I Miss Most" by Calcum Scott

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Missing Comforts

She longs for those little comforts
others take for granted,
like brand name products
she can no longer afford.

She watches every cent,
pinching each penny
trying to make ends meet,
settling for what her money can buy.

She longs for those moments
that cost nothing,
like sitting outside on her deck
in private solitude,
but now her backyard is an open field
for all to see,
with noisy neighbors
living only feet away.

Hiding away inside her tiny apartment
she misses the feeling of being useful,
of having a purpose in life,
as she prepares dinner for one
yearning for the company of her kitty-cat.

"Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 11, 2020:

Ms. Dora,

She will make it through knowing others have it worse.

The kitty-cat is only a yearning since it doesn't live with her at the moment, but she does visit it often.

Have a nice day.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 11, 2020:

Without "the feeling of being useful, of having a purpose" life can be drab. Hope she makes a helpful connection with the cat, at least, until she gets to a better place.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 10, 2020:

Lorna (a178),

Thank you for reading.

Delighted to know those feelings come across.

Have a great day.

Lorna from USA on February 10, 2020:

Sounds like someone is having a hard life in this poem. How sad it is to be alone and have very little to afford things. Thanks for sharing this reality of life.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 10, 2020:

Manatita44,

Nope...cannot stop yearning.

I appreciate your comments.

Thanks for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 10, 2020:

Paula,

Yes, you are right.

These paths in life are just stepping stones.

Thanks for reading.

Have a lovely day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 10, 2020:

Oh Clive....

Only you.

You know how to make others smile.

Have a nice day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 10, 2020:

Ruby,

Thanks for reading.

It is a sad one. Sorry you can feel the despair, but that is what poetry does...makes one feel.

Enjoy your day.

manatita44 from london on February 09, 2020:

Tough real life one, Brenda. So true for many! Yet we can't stop yearning. The Beloved, in Her kindness, has granted us this sweet capacity. Wonderfully expressed!

Suzie from Carson City on February 08, 2020:

Brenda......Temporary setbacks end after a certain period of time & then it all becomes a "missing-in-the-past." These times are merely so we always remember to appreciate and take care the next time...

.Peace, Paula

Clive Williams from Jamaica on February 08, 2020:

ill help her find a lover

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 08, 2020:

This is so sad, being alone with little money, missing your home and Kitty. I feel the despair. Cheers

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 08, 2020:

Harish,

Thank you for your kind words.

Enjoy your day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 08, 2020:

John,

Yes, I am certain you are right.

Thank you for stopping by for a read.

Enjoy your day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 08, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you for such comforting words.

I am delighted you read this one.

Thank you.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on February 08, 2020:

This is universal Brenda, so many things or comforts, trivial in the eyes of the empowered, are a sheer luxury for most of the poor people. Your poem speaks of that in real powerful words. I like this poem.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 08, 2020:

Yes, I am sure a lot of people can relate to this poem, Brenda. Very "real."

Lorna Lamon on February 08, 2020:

There is a real sense of yearning within the lines of this 'true to life' poem Brenda. It is often the little things which cost nothing that come to mean the most in life. Your last verse spoke so much truth. Another great write.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 08, 2020:

Cheryl,

Thanks for reading.

It is real when it happens to you.

Have a great day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 08, 2020:

Amani,

Thank you for this compliment.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on February 08, 2020:

This is real life... Too genius to be scripted ....

Great write

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on February 07, 2020:

Been there done that. It’s so real.